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Connections to an FTP folder opening in Internet Explorer instead of Windows Explorer

Posted on 2016-07-19
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Hello,

I've got a Windows 7 Pro machine which has a shortcut to an FTP resource.  Launching this shortcut should return a prompt for the resource and open the folder in Windows Explorer.

Instead, it keeps opening Internet Explorer.  How can I change this so that it uses Windows Explorer instead?

Thanks in advance.

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Question by:realtimer
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by:Pavel Gushchin
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Create shortcut to "explorer ftp://192.168.1.1".
Replace 192.168.1.1 with your ftp address.
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by:realtimer
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No.  That does not work.  It's an invalid path/command.
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Pavel Gushchin earned 500 total points
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It's works great for me!
Go to properties of your shortcut and change field "Object" from
ftp://192.168.1.1
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explorer ftp://192.168.1.1
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by:realtimer
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Thanks.  Sorry, no go.
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